The target for nuclear power by the turn of the century (the year 2100) has not been set yet. At present, the target set is to reach a nuclear power capacity of 22480 MW by 2031, from the 6780 MW at present.
In addition to projects presently under construction (8700 MW), the Government has accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for setting up ten indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) of 700 MW capacity each in fleet mode. On the progressive completion of projects under construction and accorded sanction, the installed nuclear power capacity is expected to reach 22480 MW by the year 2031 which includes Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR)[500 MW], being implemented by BHAVINI.
In addition to the sanctioned projects, the government has also accorded ‘In-Principle’ approval of the following five new sites for setting up nuclear power projects:
|Site & Location||Capacity (MW)||In Cooperation With|
|Jaitapur, Maharashtra||6 X 1650||France|
|Kovvada, Andhra Pradesh||6 X 1208||United States of America|
|Chhaya, MithiVirdi, Gujarat||6 X 1000*||United States of America|
|Haripur, West Bengal||6 X 1000*||Russian Federation|
|Bhimpur, Madhya Pradesh||4 X 700||Indigenous|
‘*’ Nominal capacity.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
Disclaimer : This is an official press release by PIB.